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we'll hear from her this morning. authorizes are saying he specifically targeted women who frequented these religious dating sites because he thought they were easier prey. >> wow. it's a bizarre story. that's coming up. and she's a ground breaker on the gridiron, the first woman ever to try out for the nfl. does she have a real shot? we're going to talk to her coming up. she's got quite a story. but first this morning it is march, but winter will not quit. more storms are on the way, and i can guarantee you ginger zee is all over this story. ginger, good morning. yep, been waiting on this storm. it's been in the models for awhile starting to come together. winter storm warnings for all of north dakota, parts of minnesota. minneapolis included in the winter storm watch. this really starts tonight through tomorrow, and then it will slip south and east, and here's who is going to be affected, from minneapolis through chicago on tuesday. looks like especially the south side of chicago at this point going to get into that snow, and then that low just keeps on going across the nation. how much snow are we talking? well, fargo, kind of in that high point, 8 to 12 inches. minneapolis at this point looking like a 4 to 8, and chicago into tuesday somewhere
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south and west could get in that 4 to 8 area too, but the low keeps going, and it goes all the way through the mid-atlantic states, so parts of the carolinas into virginia could get a rain/snow mix and then back into the mountains and including a d.c. mix, by the way, philadelphia too, but back in the mountains, that's where you could see a foot or more in parts of virginia and west virginia. much more coming up including the cold in florida, but now to bianna. >> ginger, even though it's march, it seems like spring is so far away. thanks for that report. well, we're going to turn now to new details on that growing sinkhole in florida. officials now saying that the home that swallowed a man asleep in his bed will be demolished. his body left buried 100 feet below, but the story far from over. this morning, neighboring houses now being in danger of being sucked in, as well. gio benitez is there in seffner, florida, with the latest. good morning, gio. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. you know, new tests have revealed much of the ground in this community is simply too unsafe.
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this morning, two more homes are in jeopardy of being swallowed by that massive sinkhole. >> we determined that the house right next to the house that's actually damaged is also compromised. >> reporter: the families in this house and now this house were given just 20 minutes to gather their belongings as engineers fear if they stay, the unthinkable could happen again. how rare is what we've seen here? >> well, certainly you get at least dozens of sinkholes a year, but to have one occur right in the center of a home and certainly to injure and even kill somebody, i've never heard of that happening before. >> reporter: overnight rescuers called off their search for 37-year-old jeff bush. >> the mission has changed because we can no longer sustain a rescue effort. the site is entirely unstable. >> reporter: he is now buried 100 feet underground devastating his family. >> he didn't deserve to go like this. >> he didn't deserve it. >> reporter: bush's brother
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jeremy had tried to save him when the floor suddenly gave way. >> i'm so sorry that he couldn't -- that they can't get him out of the hole and that's the last place he's going to be. >> reporter: family and friends did the best they could saying good-bye bringing flowers to bush's final resting place. >> i tried. i tried my hardest. i tried my very hardest. >> reporter: so now the house with the sinkhole behind me, that will be demolished this morning. as you heard, it is entirely unstable. what happens next, well, it's too early to tell. dan. >> so much uncertainty for people in that neighborhood. gio, thanks for your reporting on this story. now to the vatican. tomorrow cardinals from all over the world will start meeting and officially start the process of finding a successor to pope benedict. we're expecting the cardinals to perhaps set a date for the conclave, that ancient and secret election ritual, inside the sistine chapel where a new pope will be chosen. abc's david wright is in rome once again this morning. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is the first sunday in
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eight years without a pope, and that means no blessing and prayer from the window today, and it means tomorrow they'll begin in earnest the process of choosing his successor. ♪ it's not the start of the conclave but rather a precursor to that event. on friday the dean of the college of cardinals summoned all of them to attend what's called a general congregation starting 9:30 monday morning. it's a series of meetings about the state of the church. the cardinals will have formal discussions. they'll hear sermons, but they won't nominate or even discuss any candidates. discussing specific candidates is strictly forbidden. >> we're not going to hear any campaign speeches at these meetings. we're going to hear rather subtle hints dropped perhaps about who might be able to lead the church or what qualities we need in a new pope. >> reporter: the conclave itself is limited to the cardinals who are younger than 80, but the general congregation includes the older cardinals, as well.
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a chance for them to weigh in and share their experience. while they're meeting, workers will prepare the election venue installing a stove in the most famous chapel this all of christiandom with the smoke signals to communicate the results. they will also be installing electronic devices to jam cell phone communication to prevent any other way of communicating the results, but they haven't done so yet. in fact, we were inside the sistine chapel just yesterday along with hundreds of other tourists, dan and bianna. >> this is a big week and soon enough they will be shutting that place down for history in the making. david wright, thank you for your reporting this morning. a lot of news overnight, and for that ron claiborne just back from italy himself. >> good to be back. good to be with you, dan and bianna. good morning, everyone. u.s. intelligence is trying to confirm reports of the death of one of the world's most wanted terrorists. chad's military claims it kill
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ed mokhtar belmokhtar, the mastermind behind the deadly assault on a natural gas plant in algeria that killed dozens of foreign workers. belmokhtar has reportedly been killed at least two times before in previous years. and syrian president bashar al assad is accusing the u.s. and the british governments of supporting terrorism by backing anti-government rebels in his country. the comment by assad came in an interview published in british newspaper "the sunday times." assad insisted he will not step down or go into exile. an estimated 70,000 have been killed since fighting broke out in that country two years ago. and in florida, 1,000 acres have been devoured by a raging wildfire. this morning the fire is burning all across volusia county in the northeastern part of that state. hundreds of homes were evacuated when the blazes got too close to them. flames also threatened a ranch where horses were loaded onto trucks to take them to safety. and a privately funded cargo ship today arrived at the international space station. the spacex dragon is delivering a ton of supplies for the crew.
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nasa and spacex engineers needed to perform a series of orbital maneuvers after a glitch affected the ship's propulsion system following last week's launch. finally, they're off and mushing. the 41st iditarod sled dog race getting under way in alaska today. 66 mushers and their dogs took part in the ceremonial start of the race yesterday. the iditarod covers a thousand miles of frozen terrain and finishes in nome, alaska. the winner receives a big prize here, a new truck and more than $50,000 in cash. >> what do the dogs get? >> the dogs get food. >> they do all the work. >> not fair, is it? >> no, it's not. >> no. >> all right, ron, thank you. well, with self-imposed budget cuts now forced upon the country, president obama and house republicans appear as deadlocked as ever. so what will happen the next time they lock horns over the economy or anything else? let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of abc's "this week" just back from rome himself. great to see you, george.
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>> hi, guys. >> and that next fiscal fight could come soon with the potential government shutdown at the end of the month. so now that both sides have proven their point can they come together? >> i don't think so, no. the only thing they seem to be agreeing on is that they're going to avoid the shutdown, not shut down the government in march but keep those spending cuts, keep those automatic across-the-board spending cuts in place at least until the end of the fiscal year which is september 30th so they basically resign themselves to the idea there's not going to be a big deal right now that includes both taxes, new taxes and spending cuts. they're going to keep the sequester in. what no one knows is what the impact will be and what the political fallout will be from all that. >> well, let me ask you about something else because on your show this morning, you're going to be doing the first interview with dennis rodman, former nba star, current reality tv star. >> can you believe you're saying that? >> no, let me just finish it. it is one of the more bizarre utterances. he has become sort of an accidental diplomat becoming the first american to meet with kim jong-un, the new, young leader of north korea. there he is in the video. so here's the question for you, what's the consensus at this point?
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did he, oddly enough, make a fresh opening for the united states with one of the most repressive and isolated regimes on the planet, or did he get used by a brutal dictator? >> you see those pictures right there. clearly the north korean regime will be happy with those pictures. we'll see what he says when he comes out in his first interview and learn a lot more. he has spent more time one-on-one with kim jong-un than any other american. you know, you talk to experts right now. they say he knows more than anyone in the cia knows about kim jong-un, so anything he says about the dictator is interesting, but it will be interesting also to see his take on kim jong-un and whether he sticks by those words that he tweeted out coming off the trip where he said, "i love this man. he's awesome." hard to reconcile that with the human rights record of kim jong-un. >> and with 200,000 people in forced prison camps and no freedom of communication and all the repression in that regime, it's hard to reconcile that with him saying i love this guy. very much looking forward to your interview. >> me too.
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>> george one-on-one with the worm. george also has a big show coming up. as we mentioned, he'll be sitting down with dennis rodman and white house economic adviser gene sperling and republican senator kelly ayotte weighing in on what's next in the budget battle. but moving on now, we're going to go to the shocking 911 call. a dispatcher pleading with a nursing home staffer who says she won't perform cpr on a patient in trouble. so why didn't she come to the elderly woman's aid? ron has this incredible story. >> bianna, it really is dramatic, and it is shocking. it began when an elderry resident of the bakersfield, california, nursing home began having trouble breathing. a nurse at the facility called 911. but when the 911 operator told her to perform resuscitation until paramedics could arrive, the nurse responded that the facility had strict rules that do not allow that and she was not going to violate them. >> fire department, what's the address of your emergency please? >> reporter: what started as a routine medical emergency call soon turned into an intense ethical battle.
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>> they're refusing cpr. they're going to let her die. >> reporter: 87-year-old lorraine bayless collapsed in the dining room at glenwood gardens, a retirement center and nursing home. the 911 dispatcher tried to give instructions to the caller about how to perform cpr, but the nurse at the facility said it was against facility policy for the staff to do that. >> it's a human being. i don't -- you know, is there anybody that's willing to help this lady and not let her die? >> not at this time. >> no, they won't touch her at all. >> reporter: the dispatcher pleads with the nurse repeatedly asking if there was anyone who would perform cpr if the nurse would not? >> anybody there can do cpr. give them the phone, please. i understand if your facility is not willing to do that. give the phone to that passerby, that stranger. i need -- this woman is not breathing enough. she's going to die if we don't get this started. >> reporter: with every passing second, bayless' chances of survival are diminishing, and the decision patcher's tone turns desperate.
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>> is there a gardener, any staff that doesn't work for you or flag someone down on the street and get them to help the lady? >> reporter: bayless was pronounced dead at the hospital. and glenwood gardens released this statement, "in the event of a health emergency at this independent living community our practice is to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrives. that is the protocol we followed." but some critics are arguing there are state and federal obligations that the facility did not follow. many lawsuits and even criminal charges could follow. now, what is not clear yet is whether that cpr could have saved the life of the elderly woman. the nursing home did say that while its personnel followed standard protocol, it would launch an internal investigation into this matter. very sad story. >> it really is. >> really sad story. thanks, ron. now to the website that's supposed to help christian singles, quote, find god's match for them, but now a beauty queen is coming forward and accusing a man of using the site for decidedly unspiritual purposes. abc's tanya rivero is here with the story. good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. it took a lot of courage for this beauty queen to come forward and talk with us speaking out against a man that police say targeted women on a religious dating site because he thought they would be easier prey. california beauty queen victoria kinney says she feared falling victim to an unholy crime at the hands of this man, sean banks, who police say used this christian dating site to fish for more than just dates. >> join christianmingle.com today. >> he was very eloquent, very educated, very smart. there were a few things that he said that were a warning sign to me. >> reporter: banks stands accused of sexually assaulting another woman he also met on christianmingle.com. >> he began to become more and more aggressive and ultimately led to a charge of raping her. >> reporter: police had trouble tracking him down as the 37-year-old allegedly used aliases to open three accounts, but when they did, banks was arrested for rape and robbery.
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kinney, a miss california 2012 contestant, says banks began to threaten her when he got out on bail. >> he called me letting me know that he had been arrested and didn't want me talking to police. >> reporter: friday a judge banned banks from getting within 100 yards of kinney. banks has pleaded innocent to all charges. >> can you imagine being a young man going on a dating service thinking things are going well and then having her make these types of accusations that are misconstrued that are not correct. >> find god's match for you at christianmingle.com. >> reporter: christian mingle makes it clear the site does not conduct background checks. a spokesperson tells abc news, "we continue to assist police in every way possible. the safety and security of our members is our top priority." and in that courtroom friday, banks also faced two additional charges, one involving a previous rape allegation from 2009 and another involving threatening a witness. banks was taken into custody on
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a new bail request on the new charges. he will be back in court on wednesday. >> makes you think they don't vet these people. >> you have to be careful online. online is online. >> thanks. >> time for a check of weather and back over to ginger. hey, ginger. >> hey, guys, one of my best friends alicia is taking her family to disney and said, are you kidding me? i have to pack pants and a coat? that's right. this morning just under 40 degrees in orlando. charlotte is 23 and charlotte had some snow yesterday. let's see it. we've got pictures. the snow and the cold, it is going away. after today, things will start to moderate as we go into the milder air. atlanta, mid 40s today but low 60s on tuesday. the midweek in raleigh going to be a lot more mild too. miami goes from 65 to 77 in this whole time period. fly acro
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>> now in maine they have been loving all the snow, or at least the people that are sending me photos have been, so there's the mode of transportation, snowmobiles across the bridge. and i wanted to show you a peek of spring from california. beautiful across the landscape there. thanks for your photos. please send more and snow this whole week ahead. very exciting. >> given the options i'd pick or take san jose over maine. >> your friend alicia got a raw deal.
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poor thing. >> she did but, hey, first time at disney, going to have a good time. >> ginger, thanks. now to the latest groundbreaking moment for women in sports, this time history in the making for possibly the most male-dominated sport there is. >> today lauren silberman will become the first female ever to try out for the nfl. for that story, great to have marci gonzalez, the newest member of our abc news team here. hey, how are you, marci? >> great to be here. thank you so much, dan and bianna. good morning. silberman has never kicked a football in an organized game, but she's been working with a coach practicing every day. her ambitious goal for today, perfect 60-yard field goals. lauren silberman not only clearing the uprights, but kicking her way into sports history. this morning silberman will be the first woman to try out for the nfl. >> it would be, you know, a lifelong dream come true. >> reporter: today this new york native is kicking at an nfl regional combine at the jets facility in hopes that she'll impress the scouts and earn an
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invite to an nfl training camp as a kicker. >> the nfl is a huge deal. what lauren is trying to do is something that's incredibly admirable, shows her confidence, her comfort level, her love of sport, and that statement should reverberate throughout the united states. >> reporter: her stats, 28 years old, a university of wisconsin and mit graduate and a former college club soccer player. she admits that while she's new to the gridiron, she hopes her years of studying sports video games will give her a leg up. >> i'm hoping through all this virtual play that i've done, that it'll extend to performing well physically on the field. >> reporter: silberman's tryout comes just days after driver danica patrick sped past nascar's gender barrier. >> patrick has led the indy 500 and the daytona 500. >> reporter: becoming the first woman to lead a lap and sit on the pole position at the daytona 500 and finishing in eighth place. >> jeff gordon backed up a
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little bit. >> reporter: ahead one of the speedway's best, jeff gordon. >> all i can say just like anybody else in this moment, i'm happy, i'm proud. >> reporter: happy, proud, just like silberman who says even though she knows she's a long shot pick for the nfl, she still is one kick closer to achieving her goal. >> hopefully, and if this doesn't work out, i can contribute and strengthen the league one day in a different way, so we'll see where this goes, i guess. >> reporter: what a great attitude. the nfl just changed the rules last year allowing women to play. silberman says when she signed up, she had no idea she'd be the first woman to try out. >> it's incredible. she should have beyonce's "women rule the world" song playing throughout that speech. it's incredible. thanks, marci. >> an accidental trail blazer. thank you, marci, and great to have you on abc news. >> thank you. coming up on the broadcast, an astonishing allegation. what this man says his ex-girlfriend stole from him. a headline-making lawsuit
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involving sex, lies and dna. coming up also, up close and personal with the newest military marvel. could this robotic bomb-sniffing dog save hundreds of lives on the front lines? an incredible story we'll bring you. real-life wedding crasher. how these pictures turned one college student into an overnight celebrity. he's traveled around the world, and now he's going viral around the world. we'll have his story after the break. keep it here on "gma." much more coming up. ♪ baby baby baby oh baby baby baby oh ♪ i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people
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>> it's because of you "gma" is riding high seven days a week and we're just getting started so -- >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. coming up on "good morning america," she's one of the most photographed women in the world. we have new pictures of kate middleton and that baby bump. what she's wearing. how she's feeling. all that coming up as she looks fantastic in that coat. >> as always. and he's the guy that travels around the world and somehow photo bombs people's weddings. he's gone viral. we're calling him the international wedding crasher. we'll have his story. he's speaking out right after this quick break. ♪ i think i want to marry you ♪ i think i want to marry you
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♪ isn't she lovely oh, she ovel ♪ isn't she lovely oh, she is lovely. take a look at kate, the duchess, stepping out at a friend's wedding this week with that royal baby bump on display. brand-new pictures we're going to show you this morning. she looks fantastic. >> she always does. she always does. >> she can't do anything wrong. good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> i'm dan harris. this is sunday, march 3rd. coming up, could this little robot dog be the secret to saving hundreds of lives on the battlefield? our reporter getting rare access to the military's top secret robotic facility. we're going to take you inside coming up. >> that little thing is interesting. also this morning, are you a dog person or a cat person? we know what both of us are, but what are you at home? well, get ready to take sides.
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a video featuring a dog, a cat and a bathtub full of water that's going viral right now. that's coming up. >> we're freezing the video because what happens next is very controversial. we'll show you that coming up in "fixation." but we're going to start with that strange story out of louisiana. strange does not even begin to describe this. a man taking a fertility clinic and his ex-girlfriend to court accusing them of helping her conceive his baby without his permission. you following this? abc's linzie janis is all over this. good morning. >> good morning, it's pretty wild, indeed, dies. he accuses her of bluffing her way into getting two vials of his specimen, but her story is very different. she says they were in a relationship and wanted to have a baby, she said. it may be one of the most bizarre cases of he said/she said ever heard. this man, 44-year-old layne hardin says his ex-girlfriend tobie desls value, stole his dna
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in order to his now 2-year-old child. a donation clinic inside this texas hospital is the scene of the alleged crime where harden says devall made a withdrawal without his permission. >> there was a contract in place clear as day saying who the sperm belongs to, and the sperm bank let a stranger walk in off the street and take it and get pregnant. >> reporter: hardin is suing devall and the clinic for negligence, fraud and breach of contract and claiming emotional and monetary damages. in a countersuit, devall says she not only had his permission, but hardin was right by his side at the fertility clinic. she's asking the court to make hardin pay any damages if she loses the case. hardin says it wasn't for devall but catherine leblanc with whom he has a 12-year-old son. >> if that's in writing, that's a firm agreement, and anything to the contrary violates that agreement. >> reporter: her attorney released this statement saying, "this case involves the life of one innocent child. soon 12 men and women will see all of the evidence and make a decision upon the true facts of the case." a lawyer for the bank, texas andrology services, says hardin
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gave the required permission to release his deposit. of course, there is a 2-year-old boy at the center of this case. devall's lawyer tells us hardin has never seen his child, and this case will go to trial. so we'll have an update, i'm sure. >> linzie, appreciate it. thank you. let's get it over to ron claiborne now with other stories making headlines this morning. can you top that, ron? >> i cannot top that. that wins for the day, but we'll try. good morning, everyone. in the news, rescuers are calling off the search for a man swallowed when a sinkhole appeared under his home in florida. the man is now presumed dead, and neighboring homes are being threatened by that growing sinkhole. and cardinals from around the world are still arriving at the vatican in rome in preparation to choose a new pope. they will begin their meetings tomorrow. they'll set a date for the secret conclave, the process by which a successor to pope benedict will be selected. and in egypt there were street protests as secretary of state john kerry held meetings with egyptian leaders in cairo, and demonstrators set fire to pictures of kerry and demanded
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he leave the country accusing the u.s. of siding with the muslim brotherhood. and finally something for the royal baby watchers. new photos today of duchess kate with barely a hint of her baby bump. william and kate join prince harry as the three royals attended a friend's wedding in the swiss alps. all three were seen holding court, no pun intended, with guests and most likely stole a little bit of the thunder of the bride and her big day. the royal baby is due in july. >> time now for the weather and over to ginger zee. remember, ron, it was just monday when amarillo, texas, had 19 inches of snow. today going for a high of 77. closing in on records in texas places like lubbock today. 80 degrees. dallas, 70, oklahoma city there, 68 and woodward who had 15 inches of snow are going to be 70. obviously no snow left. let's go to wabc's camera and give you an idea who is not warm, new york city, right now 29 degrees. the early morning temperatures feel like they're right around 20. and it's not going to get a whole lot warmer here. breezy in the northeast.
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new york, 42. philly, 42 and d.c., 43. and on the west coast behind that storm that is dropping through the center of the nation, some cooler temperatures settling in. seattle goes only from 50 to 48 but los angeles, that one yesterday was in the 80s, 68 by tuesday. >> this weather report has been brought to you by at&t. you like how i tell ron, yeah, you remember when there was 19 inches. >> i was thinking about that all week. amarillo? you don't think about that. >> what i like is how ron pretends to remember. >> yes, of course. >> i did remember that. i pay very close attention to everything ginger says. >> uh-huh, as always. everyone should. >> well played. well played. all right. well, now to a rare look at the new military technology that could save hundreds of lives.
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they're testing a robotic bomb-sniffing dog named rex to see how it works on the battlefield. that's just one of the ways that robots are helping to patrol the front lines. muhammad lila reports just like real dogs, there's a lot of training involved. >> reporter: we were given special clearance to a top secret robotics lab at a base just outside of kabul. on the way in, a sign of what lay ahead. take a look at what's on the wall. "wall-e." inside we found robots with eyes, claws, treads and this, not a robot, but a throwbot. i can throw this? >> yeah. >> reporter: how far? >> 20, 30 feet. they say these are indestructib indestructible. >> reporter: we threw it, smashed it, kicked it, and it just wouldn't break. the throwbot is designed for reconnaissance. so we went upstairs. we hid a small camera pretending it was a roadside bomb. you have to pull out the pin like a grenade. can i throw it up over the wall?
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then we launched it. just listen to this. the insect-like pitter-patter tracking down and i'm getting the coordinates of our pretend bomb in just seconds. on the battlefield where every second counts meet rex. you guessed it. he's a robot dog. he walks, runs, takes commands. rex, sit. even has a wagging antenna for a tail. take him for a walk. rex is playful but his mission is serious. tracking through rugged terrain looking for explosives. thanks to the tiny cameras in his eyes, soldiers can see everything that he does. >> right there. best in show goes to the dog robot. best in show. >> reporter: since the war began 800 military robots have made the ultimate sacrifice to save their human brethren. >> we consider that lives, limbs of people that we're able to bring home because we utilize these systems. >> reporter: in other words, more robots could mean more american lives saved and a whole new meaning for man's best
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friend. muhammad lila, abc news, at the bagram airfield in afghanistan. >> one more time. >> rex is awesome. saves lives, and you don't have to follow him around with a plastic bag. >> or feed him. >> yeah, exactly. >> muhammad looked like he had a lot of fun with that throwbot. you say you can destroy it, though. >> i bet i can. >> the bravado. >> i'll take on the dog. >> ron versus rex. coming up on "gma," would you want this guy in your wedding pictures? we meet the college student photo bombing weddings around the world. coming up in "fixation," four words for you, pugs and a sled. ♪ coming up in "fixation," four words for you, pugs and a sled. ♪ to not be bitten by a werewolf and then you'll be turned into one and you will have to stay in and then you'll have to get shaved because you will be too hot and then you're like... [ growling ] which means i wish i was back to a human. what?
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party. but surprisingly he's been successful being accepted by complete strangers. his secret to wooing the bride and groom, well, he says it helps when there's a language barrier. >> i now pronounce you man and wife. >> all: mazel tov! >> reporter: move over, vince vaughn and owen wilson, there is a new wedding crasher in town. ♪ hey, hey, hey, hey >> reporter: noah carpenter has crashed a total of eight weddings all over the world and has pictures to prove it. it all began when he was studying abroad in europe. >> i visited paris one day, and while in the morning i saw two couples getting married, and i didn't think much of it. later that day i saw more, and i -- for some reason i decided to take a picture with the first one. i thought it was kind of goofy and i saw two more that day and then after i showed my friends they said, hey, you know what, you should do this more often. >> reporter: it didn't take long for his photo to go viral and 1 million page views later noah was on his way to becoming an international wedding crasher making pit stops in london,
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france, turkey and even west philadelphia where he currently attends college. >> that was the first one right there at the louvre. you can see the pyramid behind me. from there i went later to the arc de triomphe, and that night we went to the eiffel tower. >> reporter: international, yes, but wedding crasher extraordinaire, noah doesn't quite see it that way. >> i wouldn't say that i'm a wedding crasher, per se. i would just say i'm really good at third-wheeling couples. >> reporter: noah hopes to pursue a career in social media, a field he believes he's well suited for as a result of these posts going viral. until then he hopes to actually attend one of the wedding he crashes. >> to my knowledge i haven't been invited to any of the receptions but at the same time most of the people i took pictures with were european and didn't speak english. i may very well have been invited to a reception and just not known it. >> reporter: and he has one other thing in mind for all those pictures. >> i think it would be pretty cool to publish a coffee table book of myself and people
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getting married around the world. >> he's well on his way. now, should his real life party crashing -- it's only good if i don't see you. good thing there's a monitor here. >> oh, rats. >> we tried to get him to do a shirtless version. >> that shadow creeping in gave it away. >> family program here. >> if noah should get his movie made, his real-life pursuit, he wants to be played by shia laboeuf. in fairness since he never crashed a reception, the real wedding crashers movie still stands. >> played by ron claiborne. >> uh-oh. who is this guy? thank you, ron. thank you, john. coming up on "gma", combustible mix, a dog, a cat and a bathtub coming up in "fixation." we'll show you what happens next. that's dividing cat and dog lovers all across america. dividing cat and dog lovers across america. coming up on "gma", combustible mix, a dog, a cat and a bathtub coming up in "fixation" we'll show you what happens next. cat lovers all across america. and you can't grow your enamel back.
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♪ you are an obsession you're my obsession ♪ all right, time for "fixation" where ron claiborne combs the interweb, finds us the funniest videos on his way back from rome and ginger is going to kick it off. >> i think that bianna and i should try this next time we sky dive. we went skydiving. this time this guy will do it with an umbrella. >> what? >> mary poppins. >> instead of a parachute. >> his name is eric. he will go and -- >> no parachute? >> not yet. he's holding on as hard as he can. >> it works for awhile. >> slowed him down slightly and then rips away. >> so don't worry. it has a parachute. all good. >> wow. >> thank you, ginger. >> okay, we heard of snakes on a plane. how about pugs on a sled. >> pugs on a sled. that sounds good too. >> pugs on a sled. these pug, greta rose, clara francis -- >> in the house this morning. >> reilly steven and oliver
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james are four pugs. his owner likes to dress them up. sit them on a sled. they seem to be cooperating, enjoying it. i think their outfits are adorable. >> yeah, i don't know if i like the outfits. >> i don't like that with the -- >> before we go, want to quickly show you the video dividing dog and cat lovers across the country. dog and cat both peering over the side of a tub curiously, and look what the dog does here. >> no, no. >> what you can't see is off camera the cat slaps him in the snout mercilessly. this is going viral. the cat clearly not pleased. >> not happy at all. >> so we'll play this on a loop as we take you to break. we are back with more "gma." keep it here. >> so we'll play this on a loop as we take you to break. we are back with more "gma." keep it here. "this is george. he is a good little monkey and always very curious. one day george got an important letter.
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all right. that's it for us. but don't change the channel. coming up today on abc, an nba doubleheader. coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. eastern right here at abc. >> and george will be back with "this week" in the not too distant future. we thank you for joining us. >> minutes away.
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good morning, and welcome to "this week." washington fails. >> i should somehow do a jedi mind meld and convince them to do what's right. >> it's about taking on the spending problem here in washington. the sequester kicks in. sweeping cuts in spending. how long will they stick? what impact will they have? answers today from our headliners, including top white house aide gene sperling who tangled this week with legendary reporter bob woodward. >> it was said very clearly, you will regret doing this. plus, our powerhouse roundtable on all the week's politics. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> stunning change for the catholic church and in week's
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biggest surprise -- >> the guy is awesome. >> dennis rodman meets kim jong-un. no american has spent more time with north korea's dictator and he joins us for his first interview. you heard that right. in the week's most surreal encounter, one of the world's most notorious basketball players spent quality time with one of the world's most dangerous dictatorsm and dennis rodman is here to share what he learned about kim jong-un in just a bit. but we begin with the budget battles that have crippled the capitol. president obama signed the order on friday to execute those $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts, and with both sides locked into their positions, it looks like those cuts are here to stay. for more on what that will mean we will begin with the president's top pick adviser, director of the economic council gene sperling. good morning, gene. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, george. >> it's very clear from speaker boehner, the leader of the senate republicans, mitch mcconnell that the republica

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